So long 2010. Bring on 2011!

I’m not doing a year-in-review this year. And it’s not because nothing interesting happened. Indeed, I’d say 2010 was a pretty full year: health care reform, Prop 8 overturned, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, natural disasters (including devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile as well as the Icelandic volcano), the BP oil spill, Team Coco,…

It’s the women, stupid!

Here’s a memo to The Senate: Equal pay means a stronger economy. Unfortunately, The Paycheck Fairness Act died by a 58-41 (1 abstaining) cloture vote today in the Senate. For Nevadans, we can thank recently re-elected Sen. Harry Reid for voting for this bill, which would have helped “provide more effective remedies to victims” of…

Get Out the Vote!

Folks, if you haven’t heard, early voting has started in Nevada (and lasts through Oct. 29 — look up a convenient polling place here!). People, the whole nation is watching Nevada on this one. Let’s not pull a Florida 2000, okay? No matter what you’re political persuasion, let’s get out there and vote! No embarrassing…

Bear season

How is it possible that the two states in which I’ve lived the longest — Nevada and Alaska — also boast some of the nuttiest female politicians? Now they’re teaming up! That’s right, senatorial candidate Sharron Angle and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are buddies! Or, at least, Palin is ready to stump for Angle,…